Our Smyrna Baby is rapidly growing! It's hard to believe, but I hit 22 weeks today. In fact, today was the first day that I forgot it was my "rollover" day. Not sure how that happened, except that I have had 8,000,000 things on my mind.
I couldn't believe it when I read the below description of what he/she is up to. A mini newborn? WOW!!
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
Be on the lookout for new pictures in the next day or so!